I gave another lecture at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities This one titled, “100 years of Philanthropy: Changing Appalachia.” Great audience and delicious lunch.
Wilson flyer for Nov. 4 Lecture at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Charlottesville, VA. I will be discussing the impact that the Southern Industrial Educational Association, Inc (1905-1926) had on economic development and craft revival in Appalachian. The public is invited.
Ms. Shirley Lord Rosenthal flew in from New York to donate a gorgeous skirt of fine pleated Irish linen designed by famed Irish designer Sybil Connolly to the museum. It was a fantastic evening and Shirley’s gift will certainly enhance the museum’s collection. L to R: Elaine Flanigan, museum curator; Shirley Rosenthal, Geraldine Connon, fashion […]
A lovely evening, listening to a great american scholar, Kathleen Curtis Wilson, who has spent the last 10 years researching and writing the book ‘Irish People, Irish Linen.’ It is not only the clarity and richness with which she sets out the technical, statistical, cultural context that continues to surround the concept of ‘Irish Linen’ […]
A small group of colleagues who were instrumental in helping with my research for the book, Irish People, Irish Linen, gathered in Belfast at the university on Monday evening, June 18 for a reception in my honor. It was a wonderful opportunity to visit with old friends that have been so supportive of my work […]
Irish People, Irish Linen was not the finalist but it was one of seven short-listed for the award and received many commendations from the jury. In comments about the book, the jurors commended the author’s enthusiasm for the topic and her sensitive curatorial and ethnographic eye. They also loved the wonderful production values and lovely images […]
Congratulations on the successful publication of the book. It is always a relief to finally see all the hard work translated into print and to relish a sense of completion. Now, on to vol two….! Unfortunately I shall not be in Ireland at the time of the Linen Hall Launch so please accept my apologies, […]
I collected ‘Irish People, Irish Linen’ this morning and have been glued to it since!! First of all thank you for the acknowledgement; but more importantly thank you and congratulations on a superb publication. Your patience and scholarship have been rewarded in a magnificant piece of work that we should all be grateful for – it […]
After I read IPIL I put in an interlibrary loan request for Textile Art and Uplifting the South. I’m a quiltmaker, not a weaver, so I didn’t understand all the terminology but I certainly admired the coverlets in the exhibit. I also love human interest stories (I listen to StoryCorps on NPR every week) so […]